Septic arthritis caused by Clostridium perfringens is extremely rare. Previously there has been only one report of Clostridium perfringens in combination with an aerobe causing septic arthritis. This report presents a 23-year-old man with a mixed aerobic/anaerobic septic arthritis treated with intravenous antibiotics and repeated surgical drainage. It is the only report to date of a polymicrobial septic arthritis involving both Staphylococcus epidermidis and Clostridium perfringens. This report and a review of the literature demonstrate the existence of polymicrobial septic arthritis and illustrate its fulminant nature.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine